The Secret Wound.The Secret Wound
Marion A. Wells
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The Secret Wound: Love-Melancholy and Early Modern Romance hypothesizes that understanding the medical profile of the melancholic mel·an·chol·ic
1. Affected with or being subject to melancholy.
2. Of or relating to melancholia. lover is vital for understanding the definitive patterns of literary early modern romance. Applying a detailed historical basis to support its precept An order, writ, warrant, or process. An order or direction, emanating from authority, to an officer or body of officers, commanding that officer or those officers to do some act within the scope of their powers. Rule imposing a standard of conduct or action. of investigating the psychological structure of romance, The Secret Wound particularly studies romance and melancholy in classic literary texts such as "Orlando Furioso" and the "Gerusalemme Liberata". Female melancholy in the context of the romance quest is also pondered at length. An intriguing, well-reasoned, in-depth exploration of a critical literary component.